Red Bull, Renault, Lotus V8s scream one last time (video)

TOBY HUSSEY

 

 

Red Bull Racing have given the 2006-2013 regulation V8 engines a send-off following the season’s curtain closer at Brazil, removing an engine’s limiter to allow one final blast of power for the V8s before the series’s move to 1.6 litre turbo-charged power units in 2014.

The engine from Webber’s car was personally started by the Australian, who also said farewell to Formula One this weekend.

Lotus and Caterham also carried out similar demonstrations to mark the end of the year and of this generation of engine.

It is believed Webber’s engine reached up to 22,000rpm before the team ended the demonstration.

 

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